Tickets for George Michael’s Australia tour went on sale at midday today and by 12:15pm almost 50 tickets were being scalped on eBay for up to 300% above face value.
One group of people are so furious they have started a petition against scalpers and want the industry to do something about it.
“We wonder why Ticketek doesn’t create ticketing policies that actually prevent scalping? Rather, they implement toothless measures that only pay lip service to the issue,” Brendon Bensky of thesefans.com.au wrote in an email to Noise11.com.
Bensky has started a petition at thesefans.com.au
Unfortunately, the scalping industry, referring to those that purchase tickets for the sole purpose of profiteering are taking advantage of our community. The scalpers profiteer inordinate amounts from the wealthiest fans who are the only ones who can then afford to go. What happened to a fair go?
Ticket scalping should be made illegal in Australia and the websites that facilitate this practice should ban any premium ticket sales.
Brendan wants fans fed up with ticket scalpers and eBay to sign the petition.
By signing this petition you are supporting a better and fairer Australian music industry, one designed for all its fans – for richer and for poorer.
You can add your name to the petition at http://www.thesefans.com.au/scalpers-a-petition